OSP FO# 13-018

AGENCY: American Diabetes Association

PROGRAM: Pathway to Stop Diabetes

OBJECTIVES: This program will support innovative basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, behavioral, or health services research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication. The Association seeks exceptional candidates from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and mathematics.

Institutions have the option of applying for one of two Pathway award types:

  • the Diabetes Research Career Initiator Award (INI) for post-doctoral fellows and research fellows
  • the Diabetes Research Accelerator Award (ACC) designed to support early independent diabetes investigators as well as established researchers in other areas who would like to apply their expertise to innovative diabetes-related research topics.

Please see the link to the program announcement below for further details.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: U.S.-accredited academic and nonprofit research Institutions may nominate a maximum of one investigator per grant cycle. The one nomination can be in either of the Pathway award types.

Diabetes Research Career Initiator Award (INI):  Eligible applicants must currently be in research training positions (post-doctoral fellow, research fellowship) and have no more than seven years of training following terminal doctoral degree. Candidates will be identified through institutional nomination; applications will be accepted only from individuals with the appropriate institution support.

Diabetes Research Accelerator (ACC):  There are two categories of eligibility for this program.

  • Early Investigator: Early-career diabetes investigators proposing innovative and ambitious diabetes-related research programs. Applicants must hold faculty positions and have demonstrated independent productivity in diabetes research. Applicants may currently hold independent NIH funding (K or R awards, including an initial R01) but must not have applied for, or received, an R01 renewal or a second R01 award.
  • Established Investigator New to Diabetes Research: Established investigators with exceptional productivity in fields other than diabetes research who would like to apply their expertise to innovative diabetes-related research topics. Applicants must hold faculty positions and have demonstrated independent productivity. Applicants cannot have previously received national grant support in diabetes research.

BU Internal Deadline: June 7, 2013
Full Proposal Deadline: August 16, 2013


Diabetes Research Career Initiator Award (INI): Awards provide two distinct phases of research support. Phase 1 provides up to two years of support for mentored training at a maximum of $100,000 per year (including 10% indirect costs). Phase 2 provides up to five years of support for independent research at a maximum of $325,000 per year (including 30% indirect costs).  Combined support for Phase 1 and Phase 2 can total up to $1,625,000.

Diabetes Research Accelerator (ACC): Awards provide five years of research support at a maximum of $325,000 per year (including 30% indirect costs), for a total of $1,625,000.

American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
Telephone: 1.800.342.2383
E-mail: pathway@diabetes.org
Web: http://professional.diabetes.org/Congress_Display.aspx?TYP=9&SID=695&CID=91814#INI_Award

INTERNAL REVIEW PROCESS: Each institution is permitted to nominate one individual. Faculty wishing to be considered for nomination should forward: (1) a letter of recommendation from the appropriate Department Chair or Research Mentor, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a brief description of your research to India Adams, Office of Sponsored Programs, 25 Buick Street, Boston, MA 02215. Nomination material will be collected and forwarded to the Office of the Vice President for Research for final selection. All nomination material should be received by Friday, June 7, 2013.

REMARKS: Applications must be submitted online via the Association’s official Grant Management Site, available through the Association’s Pathway website at http://professional.diabetes.org/grants-pathway. Emails and word processing files submitted outside the Grant Management Site will not be accepted.

Complete program guidelines and application material may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP website at http://www.bu.edu/osp.